Understanding our environment

Jude Kastens

Research Assistant Professor, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Primary office:
785-864-1519
123 Higuchi Hall


Academic degrees
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 2008
M.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1999
B.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1996
B.S.E, Secondary Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1996


Program affiliation
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing


Areas of specialization
Statistics, numerical analysis and GIS


Research interests
Jude is a numerical analyst and all-purpose data modeler with extensive experience working with MATLAB, ESRI ArcMap and ERDAS Imagine software. The focus of his work with the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program involves using remote sensing data for agricultural applications such as crop yield forecasting, but his work extends to database management, hydrologic modeling, land cover change detection and ecological modeling.


Recent publications
  • Kastens, J.H., D.S. Baker, D.L. Peterson, and D.G. Huggins. 2016. Wetland Program Development Grant (WPDG) FFY 2013 – Playa Mapping and Assessment. KBS Report 186. 28pp.download pdf
  • Martinko E. and J. deNoyelles, K. Bosnak, M. Jakubauskas, D. Huggins, J. Kastens, A. Shreders, D. Baker, A. Blackwood, S. Campbell, C. Rogers. 2014. Atlas of Kansas Lakes: A resource for communities, policy makers and planners. A publication of the Kansas Biological Survey. 242 pages.
  • Williams, B., E. D’Amico, J.H. Kastens, J. Thorp, J. Flotemersch, M. Thoms. 2013. Automated riverine landscape characterization: GIS-based tools for watershed-scale research, assessment, and management. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 7485-7499.
  • Brown, J.C., J.H. Kastens, A.C. Coutinho, D.C. Victoria, and C.R. Bishop (2013). Classifying Multiyear Agricultural Land Use Data from Mato Grosso Using Time-Series MODIS Vegetation Index Data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 130(3): 39-50.download pdf
  • Dobbs, K., J. Kastens, S. Egbert. 2010. Evaluation of NED Elevation Data and the FLDPLN Model for Inundation Extent Estimation.download pdf
  • Kastens, J., K. Dobbs. 2010. Inundation fact sheet 2010.download pdf
  • Kastens, J., K. Dobbs, S. Egbert. 2010. Mapping Potential Flood Extents in Eastern Kansas.download pdf
  • Martinko, E. A., J. Whistler, D. Peterson, J. Kastens, R. Hagen, D. Huggins, M. Jakubauskas. 2007. A watershed classification system for tiered diagnosis of biological impairments: A scalable, Central Plains focus with national applicability: Final report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Program. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 141:153 pp.download pdf
  • Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert, J. Kastens. 2007. Analysis of time-series MODIS 250m vegetation index data for crop classification in the U.S. Central Great Plains. Remote Sensing of Environment 108(3):290-310.download pdf
  • Kriz, J., D. Huggins, C. C. Freeman, J. Kastens. 2007. Assessment of floodplain wetlands of the Lower Missouri River using a reference-based study approach. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 142:63 pp.download pdf


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